Convivial Promises Namesake Vibe at New Shop in Former YJ’s Space

By Kevin Collison Chentell Shannon wants to keep the friendly, lively, enjoyable--in a word--"convivial" vibe of the former YJ's Crossroads space when she opens her...

The Art of Weightlifting Arriving in East Crossroads

By Kevin Collison Jay Ashman is a Philly-born weightlifter with the heart of an artist and he's bringing that unique blend to a neighborhood he...

‘Kate’ Joins Delaware Street Revival

By Kevin Collison The Delaware Street retail renaissance in the River Market is greeting a fresh face, a stylish women's boutique called "Kate." Abby Flores, the...

Developers Confident New Downtown Office Construction Coming Soon as Supply Continues to Tighten

Downtown Kansas City is on the cusp of new office construction to meet the needs of employers who want to recruit and retain younger...

Hospital Hill Construction Boom Continues with $70M University Health 2 Project

By Kevin Collison The building boom at what's now being branded the "UMKC Health Sciences District" aka Hospital Hill is continuing with the kickoff...

New Crossroads Office Project to House Three Firms, Employ 150

By Kevin Collison Construction on the latest Crossroads Arts District office project is underway, an $8.5 million renovation of the former McQueeny-Lock building that will...

Two Very Different Downtown Retailers on Main Street Close

Two very different downtown retailers on Main Street, one a national chain, the other a homegrown pastry shop, have closed their doors. The JoS. A....

Latest Grinders Break-in Alarms East Crossroads Community

By Kevin Collison STRETCH is ticked after yet another break-in at his iconic East Crossroads food joint, Grinders Pizza. "This is the 11th time Grinder's has...

More ‘Wonder’ on Troost, New Restaurant Opening

By Kevin Collison The Wonder Shops + Flats redevelopment at 30th and Troost is almost fully leased eight months after opening, evidence the nascent revival...

Bird’s Botanicals Adds Bite to Its Downtown City Market Orchid Lineup, Carnivorous Plants

By Kevin Collison David Bird has been a colorful fixture at the City Market in downtown Kansas City for 15 years, delighting shoppers on Saturday...